Process and Practice: A Guide for Developing Writers
Longman, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 400 pages
In this new edition, Process and Practice continues its tradition of providing college students with the essential tools for writing, emphasizing both the entire writing process and the basics of grammar, usage, and style. Features of the fourth edition include new critical thinking instruction and exercises in Units 1, 2, and 3; new "If English Is Not Your First Language" sections throughout the text highlight the writing issues and problems frequently encountered by ESL students; new group projects throughout the text encourage collaborative work; updated discussion of computers and writing at the end of each unit; updated sample paragraphs and essays throughout the text (60% are new); increased emphasis on the revision process in Units 2 and 3; completely revised Unit 4 stresses stylistic improvement as an important stage in the writing process and includes sentence combining exercises; new, streamlined Diagnostic Test and Review Test in Unit 5 help students assess their level of grammatic proficiency; and end-of-unit reminders assist students in reviewing and learning the material in each unit and provide a checklist of major topics.
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